Wednesday 16 April 2014

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Gloucestershire Easter guide

Make the most of Easter in Gloucestershire in 2014.

Celebrate Easter in Gloucestershire and find out exactly where the bunnies will be, with SoGlos’s guide to Easter...

Gloucestershire independent schools guide

Parents are spoilt for choice by the wealth of top independent schools in Gloucestershire.

Discover some of the finest independent schools in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, in SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Special offers

Free entry for kids at Slimbridge Wetland Centre this Easter

Ends Thursday 17 April 2014

Kids can enjoy free entry to all of Slimbridge Wetland Centre's springtime attractions this Easter, including the recently reopened Welly Boot Land.

Kids go free at Slimbridge Wetland Centre throughout the Easter holidays, with adults enjoying a 10 per cent ticket saving...

Save 10 per cent at Go Ape Forest of Dean

Ends Monday 21 April 2014

Take to the trees and save money at the same time.

Get a ten per cent discount on Tree Top and Forest Segway Adventures at Go Ape in the Forest of Dean, this Easter.

Events

Easter at Roses Theatre

Wednesday 16 to Wednesday 23 April 2014

Jungle Book is just one of many live events taking to the Roses Theatre this Easter.

With an exciting, family-friendly programme of film screenings and live events planned, there’s something to entertain...

Easter holidays at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Wednesday 16 to Monday 21 April 2014

Discover cuty downy ducklings along the Slimbridge Wetland Centre Easter trail.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre will be drawing in families from near and far this Easter with a special trail, themed crafts,...

Half term at Leisure at Cheltenham

Thursday 17 April 2014

Kids can take the plunge in a swimming crash course at Leisure at Cheltenham this half term.

Street dancing, Zumba, trampolining, swimming crash courses and much more promises to keep kids busy and active at Leisure...

Easter at Cotswold Farm Park

Wednesday 16 to Monday 21 April 2014

County children can bottle-feed baby lambs, make friends with piglets and much more at Cotswold Farm Park this Easter.

Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park is going all out this Easter and offering daily egg hunts, a themed Cotswold Lion Maze,...

Easter at Gloucester Waterways Museum

Wednesday 16 to Monday 21 April 2014

Crafty children can make their own Easter cards, hats and fluffy sheep at Gloucester Waterways Museum this Easter holiday.

Kids can meet fluffy bunnies, guinea pigs and pygmy goats, make their own Easter cards, hats and sheep, embark on a special...

Easter holidays at Gloucester Museums

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Nimble-fingered nippers will be stitching and sewing their very own Easter-inspired felt chicks at Gloucester Folk Museum.

County children will be getting creative at the Gloucester City and Folk Museums this Easter, in a 3D Felt Chicks sewing...

Commando Days at BattleSports Glos

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Kids can make like marines and learn survival skills and more at BattleSports Glos this Easter.

Kids can spend a day with an ex-Royal Marine Commando at BattleSports Glos this Easter, learning everything from camo...

Easter at Tewkesbury Heritage Centre

Wednesday 16 April 2014

There will be an exciting range of fun and crafty events at Tewkesbury Heritage Centre this Easter.

Visit Tewkesbury Heritage Centre for an exciting Easter holiday filled with fun and games for all the family.

Junior Rugby Camp in Cheltenham

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Kids can improve their rugby skills with professionals from Gloucester Rugby this half term.

Mini rugby players across the county can develop their skills with Gloucester Rugby coaches – and meet some of the players...

Amazing Chain Reaction Machines Team Challenge

Thursday 17 April 2014

The Brewery will be abuzz with creative Cheltenham locals of all ages this Easter, all hoping to win the Amazing Chain Reaction Machines Team Challenge.

Test your creativity in a fascinating and fun way by competing in the Amazing Chain Reaction Team Challenge in Cheltenham...

BattleSports Glos family fun sessions

Friday 18 April 2014

Gloucestershire families can battle it out with laser weapons in a safe and fun environment, at BattleSports Glos this Easter.

This Easter holiday, BattleSports Glos is offering families two chances to experience its unique laser combat adventure...

Easter Family Film at Bacon Theatre

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Catch The Croods on the big screen at Bacon Theatre this Easter.

There’s face painting, real life fluffy bunnies, chocolate treats and a special screening of The Croods lined up for families...

Theo the Mouse and Wendy's Fun and Laughter Show

Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 April 2014

The whole family can expect to be entertained by Theo and best pal Wendy, at the Everyman this Easter.

Theo the Mouse and his best pal Wendy return to the Everyman Studio Theatre this Easter, joined by the creator of the...

Room on the Broom trail at Dean Heritage Centre

Friday 18 to Monday 21 April 2014

Gloucestershire families can explore the interactive trail around the venue’s stunning five-acre site, during the anticipated Easter launch weekend.

Mischief, mayhem, mythical creatures and riveting rhymes will all feature in the Room on the Broom trail, launching at...

Easter Lunch and Egg Hunt at Bowden Hall

Sunday 20 April 2014

Celebrate Easter 2014 with lunch and an egg hunt at Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall.

A three-course lunch, face painting, bouncy castle and the chance to explore 12 acres of stunning surroundings all form...

Easter lunch at The Montpellier Chapter

Sunday 20 April 2014

Children under 5 can eat for free this Easter at The Montpellier Chapter Restaurant in Cheltenham.

Celebrate a sophisticated Easter Sunday with the family over a three-course lunch at The Montpellier Chapter in Cheltenham...

Easter at Berkeley Castle

Sunday 20 to Wednesday 23 April 2014

Dragons are descending on Berkeley Castle this Easter, with egg hunting, a Chinese parade and much more in store.

Meet dragons and their friendly, scaly friends, join in a Chinese dragon parade around the gardens, hear dragon tales...

Gloucester Gang Show

Tuesday 22 to Saturday 26 April 2014

Bacon Theatre will be inundated by a dedicated cast of Scouts and Guides for the Gloucester Gang Show 2014.

Scouts and Guides will be getting together for an all-new Gloucester Gang Show this Easter, performing another fun-filled...

Mega Roller Disco in Cheltenham

Saturday 26 April 2014

Get your skates on this April, when the Mega Roller Disco returns to Cheltenham, followed by the first Headphone Disco.

Get your skates on for the next Cheltenham Mega Roller Disco, rolling into the Town Hall this April, including family...

Withington Manor Horse Trials in Cheltenham

Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 April 2014

See some of the best riders and horses compete at the family-friendly Withington Manor Horse Trials 2014.

See some of the best riders in the country take on the challenging Withington Manor Horse Trials 2014, spanning dressage,...

Events

Forest Activities Festival at The Speech House Hotel

Sunday 27 April 2014

Little ones can try archery, bush craft, cookery and more at the very first Forest Activities Festival.

Mountain biking, bush craft, cookery and much more is on offer at the first annual Forest Activities Festival, which promises...

Hetty Feather play in Cheltenham

Tuesday 29 April to Sunday 4 May 2014

Catch the stage adaptation of this Jacqueline Wilson best-seller at Everyman Theatre.

Jacqueline Wilson’s best-selling adventure, Hetty Feather, is set to inspire and entertain families at Everyman Theatre,...

Amberley Cow Hunt

Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 May 2014

See if you can spot the Sugar Plum Dairy and a host of other novelty characters, during the sixth annual Amberley Cow Hunt.

Spot the ‘amoosingly’ named cows hidden around the village of Amberley, tuck into cakes at the vintage tea tent and have...

1940s Tea Party at the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Saturday 10 May 2014

Gloucestershire families will be celebrating VE Day with a quintessentially British tea party at the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum.

Celebrate VE Day at the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, where a 1940s tea party, military vehicle display, re-enactors,...

Motherhood – Heroic Journeys workshop in Cheltenham

Sunday 11 May to Sunday 13 July 2014

The three-part Motherhood – Heroic Journeys workshop in Cheltenham promises to celebrate and empower new mums everywhere.

New mums will be using creative art forms to reflect, share and leave feeling empowered, during Kate Smith’s three-part...

Gloucestershire College Open Evening in Gloucester

Monday 12 May 2014

Head to Gloucestershire College’s Open Evening this spring and discover a wealth of courses available at the Gloucester Campus.

From Computing to Construction, check out the wide range of courses and fantastic facilities available at Gloucestershire...

Gloucestershire College Open Evening in the Forest of Dean

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Head to Gloucestershire College’s Open Evening this spring and discover a wealth of courses available at the Forest of Dean Campus.

From Cake Decoration to Carpentry, check out the wide range of courses and fantastic facilities available at Gloucestershire...

Night at The Museum Sleepover in Gloucester

Saturday 17 May 2014

The second Night at the Museum sleepover at Gloucester City Museum takes place this May, coinciding with the Museums at Night Festival.

Adventurous youngsters have the chance to experience the second Night at the Museum Sleepover, at Gloucester City Museum...

Gloucestershire College Open Evening in Cheltenham

Monday 19 May 2014

Head to Gloucestershire College’s Open Evening this spring and discover a wealth of courses available at the Cheltenham Campus.

From Anthropology to Archaeology, check out the wide range of courses and fantastic facilities available at Gloucestershire...

Tudor Birds of Prey Day in Tewkesbury

Saturday 24 May 2014

From owls to kestrels, see birds of prey in Tewkesbury, whilst learning about their importance to the Tudors.

Meet some stunning birds of prey and learn a thing or two about Tudor history this half term, when J.R.C.S Falconry arrives...

Plod Fest at The Railway

Saturday 24 May 2014

The Railway pub will play host to the inaugural Plod Fest, organised by The Railwaymen to raise funds for the upcoming Cotswold Way Plod.

Paddington Bear, live music, a silent auction, sizzling sausage barbecue and much more will form part of Plod Fest, a...

Downy Duckling Days at Slimbridge

Saturday 24 May to Sunday 1 June 2014

Slimbridge’s popular downy ducklings will be pulling in the crowds this half term. © Nick Cottrell.

The exceptionally popular Downy Ducklings Days return, with a chance for families to see the spring babies taking their...

Peppa Pig's Big Splash in Cheltenham

Wednesday 4 to Thursday 5 June 2014

Peppa Pig and co will be having a splashing good time at the Everyman this summer.

Little ones can have a splashing good time with Peppa and friends at Everyman Theatre, when the cheeky pink pig returns...

Woodlands Farm Open Garden in Winchcombe

Sunday 8 June 2014

Explore the stunning Woodlands Farm gardens in the summer sun during this Cobalt fundraising event.

With its circular rose arches, ornamental pond and views of the Cotswolds in many directions, the Woodlands Farm Open...

National Rambling Roses Open Garden

Sunday 22 June 2014

There are more than 150 different types of rambler roses to enjoy at Moor Wood in Woodmancote.

See and sniff 150 varieties of rambler roses from The National Collection, and enjoy a homemade British tea, at Moor Wood...

Quenington House and Mawley House Open Gardens

Sunday 6 July 2014

Enjoy glorious views and scrummy homemade teas at this Cobalt Open Garden event in the Cotswolds.

Support Cheltenham charity Cobalt by taking the family to the Quenington House and Mawley House Open Gardens this summer,...

Cheltenham Cricket Festival

Monday 14 to Sunday 27 July 2014

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy top cricket action right here in Cheltenham.

The Brewin Dolphin Cheltenham Cricket Festival 2014 will be taking to the green pitches of Cheltenham College for a fortnight...

Competitions

Win a family ticket to see Hetty Feather in Cheltenham

Ends Monday 21 April 2014

Gloucestershire families are in with a chance of winning tickets to see Hetty Feather live.

Win one of three family tickets to see Jacqueline Wilson’s plucky adventure Hetty Feather, live on stage at Everyman Theatre...

Win tickets to Wychwood Festival

Ends Monday 28 April 2014

Win the chance to join music lovers and family fun seekers at Wychwood Festival 2014.

SoGlos readers are in with a chance of winning one of three pairs of tickets to Wychwood Festival...

Hot lists

11 of the cutest spring baby animals to 'aww' at in Gloucestershire

At No.3, Cotswold Wildlife Park’s mini meerkat is quite possibly the cutest baby we’ve seen so far this spring.

Downy ducklings, little lambs, mini meerkats and more new arrivals are being born every day as the weather warms up, and...

26 fun places to take the kids when it rains in Gloucestershire

Coming in at No.1, Cattle Country Adventure Park is a great place to head when the heavens open – with the big slides being one of the most popular indoor attractions.

Discover 26 places to take the kids when the sun disappears and the heavens open in Gloucestershire.

News

Richard III exhibition extended at Sudeley Castle

The famous 3D replica head of King Richard III is on show at Sudeley Castle until Wednesday 23 April 2014.

King Richard III has extended his stay at Sudeley Castle, with visitors having just one more week to see the replica royal...

The National Young Writers' Award now open for entries

Kids can let their imaginations run wild as they write fairytales and fables to compete in the National Young Writers’ Award 2014 competition.

Fairytales and fables is the theme for this year’s National Young Writers’ Award, which is now open for entries from young...

Tour of Britain comes to Gloucestershire

Stage Four of the Tour of Britain will sweep through the Cotswolds, Cheltenham and Stroud in 2014.

Some of the world’s best cycling stars are set to pedal through the Cotswolds, Cheltenham and Stroud this September, when...

Children & Family events

Kids can improve their rugby skills with the professionals from Gloucester Rugby this Easter.

Junior Rugby Camp in Gloucester

Wednesday 16 to Thursday 17 April 2014

Discover cuty downy ducklings along the Slimbridge Wetland Centre Easter trail.

Easter holidays at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Wednesday 16 to Monday 21 April 2014

County children can bottle-feed baby lambs, make friends with piglets and much more at Cotswold Farm Park this Easter.

Easter at Cotswold Farm Park

Wednesday 16 to Monday 21 April 2014

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